Behavior Help

Every dog can learn new tricks. Join one of our behavior help classes today and see the difference our expert training can make in your dog’s behavior.

“Drop in” Beginner Group Class

This class welcomes any fully vaccinated dog with little or no prior training.  Combining socialization, basic commands and playtime, we use fun activities to teach and reinforce desired behaviors such as focus and impulse control Environmental socialization incorporates other dogs, strangers and distractions, balloons and bubbles. We also address barking and jumping issues. More serious behavior problems, such as aggression (with people or dogs) or fearfulness will not be discussed at length in class. These issues may call for more extensive work, likely requiring a home visit by a positive reinforcement trainer.

Location: Cloisters, Morro Bay
Class Time: 10:30:00
Class Date: 02/10/2023 Class Info:
  • $30 per drop in, pay on site. Bring LOTS of high value treats, a 5-6' leash and a long (15-25') training line. NO retractable leashes or "choke" chains allowed. Registration required for each attendance.  Weather permitting. Please check website for any updates the night before.

Register Now

“Drop in” Intermediate Group Class

Our intermediate class is open to dogs of any age (over 6 months) with adequate responses to basic commands. The class will review these commands, then take them to the next level. Employing distractions and increased duration, we will challenge and strengthen your dog’s responses. The class addresses impulse control by practicing “leave it” and “halt” cues and also incorporate loose leash walking, games and tricks.  An action-packed challenge for both you and your dog!

Location: Cloisters, Morro Bay
Class Time: 11:30:00
Class Date: 01/20/2023 Class Info: $30 per drop in, pay on site. Bring LOTS of high value treats a 5-6' leash and a long (15 - 25') training line. NO retractable leashes or "choke" chains allowed. Pre registration required. Weather permitting. 
Register Now

4 week Los Osos Class

This class will demonstrate and teach basic commands, (e.g. come, stay, leave it). We introduce the practice of canine manners, including impulse control and walking nice on the leash. We will make use of props, play and positive socialization activities. Cost for class is $120 and is limited to 6 dogs. Please be sure to get your payment in 1 week prior to start date to reserve you place.

Location: 1981 Tapidero, Los Osos
Class Time: 10:30:00
Class Date: 01/22/2023 to 02/12/2023
Class Info: You will need a standard 5-6' leash and a long (15-20') training line Please no pinch collars, choke chains or retractable leashes. Bring LOTS of high value treats for your dog.
Register Now

Group Training Walk

The Group Training Walk provides a balance of mental and physical exercise for you and your dog. The dynamic walk reinforces basic obedience commands and contributes to new learning in an active group setting. Bring lots of high value treats for your pup! Cost is $30 per dog. Please no retractable leashes, choke chains or pinch collars. All walks take place in the Estero Bay area and locations change weekly. The walk will be cancelled for bad weather or if the minimum number of participants is not met. Contact Good Dogma if you have any questions. The group walk is kept to 6 dogs so be sure to register early.

Location: Estero Bay area
Class Time: 10:30:00
Class Date: 02/11/2023 Class Info:     Meeting  place on February 11 is Inn at Morro Bay (weather permitting). Pre registration required. We will be stopping at a dog friendly patio for beverages. Pay for class on site.  No retractable leashes or choke chains. Remember to bring lots of high value treats for your pup!
Register Now

Reactive Rover Workshop

Does your leashed dog lunge, bark or go crazy at the sight of other dogs when out for a walk? This 40 minute workshop will focus on the dog's “reactive” behavior and equip you with new strategies to manage it. While frightening and unpleasant, this behavior more often indicates excitement or fear rather than aggression. Frequently, it can be “the other end of the leash”  that inadvertently reinforces the behavior. The workshop will help you anticipate a reactive burst, and teach you and your dog calm alternative responses in order to recondition the reactive response. Reinforcement of basic commands are also incorporated. The workshop is limited to five dogs per session. The cost is $30. No discounts applicable.

Location: Cloisters Park
Class Time: 12:00:00
Class Date: 03/04/2023 Class Info: Workshops take place the first Saturday of the month - weather permitting. Please bring a lot of high value treats for your dog. NO retractable leashes or choke chains allowed. Pre registration is required. Cost is $30. Pay on site. Contact Good Dogma if you have any questions.
Register Now

Lisa does a great job! My dog’s behavior has improved tremendously!

John and Lacy

I appreciated that you were always willing to work on individual problems. I was ready to give up on Gus.

Judy S.

People love us on Yelp!